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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.

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Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
texts
eye 413,993
favorite 139
comment 21
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
texts
eye 83,966
favorite 139
comment 2
Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 39,658
favorite 24
comment 1
Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 37,314
favorite 56
comment 5
Special Collections copy 1 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and black; upper board partially detached. Gift of Wilbur Jordan Smith. Printed and illustrated label, Paul Jordan Smith, on upper paste-down. 2 other printed labels on upper paste-down, indicating copy 1 is "second issue...with the frontispiece on verso of the half-title, and the first page of Contents printed on the verso of the leaf of Preface." Special Collections copy 2 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold...
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
California Digital Library
texts
eye 30,326
favorite 22
comment 1
Spec. Coll. copy 1: Green cloth over boards, blocked in gold and black, in case. Ex libris Olive Percival. Gift of Jo Swerling
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
texts
eye 27,824
favorite 21
comment 0
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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
texts
eye 27,309
favorite 23
comment 2
Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Source: bplill
California Digital Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 24,090
favorite 5
comment 0
Slocum and Cahoon
New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
texts
eye 23,992
favorite 28
comment 1
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Animals
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
texts
eye 21,178
favorite 13
comment 0
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Topic: Economics
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
texts
eye 16,725
favorite 54
comment 0
A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
texts
eye 15,819
favorite 7
comment 0
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Books to Borrow
by Park, Barbara; Brunkus, Denise, illustrator
texts
eye 15,387
favorite 17
comment 1
Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: School field trips, Farms, Fear, School field trips, Farms, Fear, Farms, Fear, School field trips
Internet Archive Books
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 14,543
favorite 11
comment 0
Topics: Coal miners, Married women, Mothers and sons, Possessiveness
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 14,483
favorite 9
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
texts
eye 14,370
favorite 3
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904
texts
eye 13,852
favorite 3
comment 0
New York Public Library
texts
eye 13,127
favorite 5
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 11,775
favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction
Universal Library
by D. H. Lawrence
texts
eye 11,444
favorite 1
comment 0
Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880; Ranous, Dora Knowlton, 1859-1916
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eye 11,212
favorite 1
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 10,720
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
texts
eye 9,794
favorite 1
comment 0
New York Public Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933, ill
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eye 9,720
favorite 1
comment 0
The adventures of a young boy and a run-away slave as they float down the Mississippi on a raft
Topics: Boys -- Missouri, Missouri -- Fiction, Mississippi River -- Fiction
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Universal Library
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eye 9,474
favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
Cunha Intermediate School
by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956; Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976, ill
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eye 9,059
favorite 4
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The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Toys, Toys
Source: halfmoonbayschool
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 7,943
favorite 3
comment 0
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New York Public Library
texts
eye 7,022
favorite 2
comment 0
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 6,650
favorite 2
comment 0
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Topics: Meat industry and trade -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 6,517
favorite 0
comment 0
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
texts
eye 6,099
favorite 5
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 5,931
favorite 3
comment 1
31
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
texts
eye 5,522
favorite 6
comment 0
Topics: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Great Britain -- Politics...
California Digital Library
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; George H. Doran Company. (1920) bkp CU-BANC; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
texts
eye 5,172
favorite 3
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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eye 5,154
favorite 1
comment 1
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( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916; R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
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eye 5,128
favorite 4
comment 0
Sweet Collection
New York Public Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 5,078
favorite 0
comment 0
The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century
Topics: Boys -- Missouri, Mississippi River -- Fiction
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Brehm, Worth, 1883-1928; Hart, James David, 1911-
texts
eye 4,978
favorite 1
comment 0
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 4,976
favorite 5
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Heart of Darkness Library of Congress Classification: PR
Boston Public Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
texts
eye 4,814
favorite 9
comment 0
"This edition is limited to 2000 copies on handmade paper numbered from 1 to 2000"--Prelim. p. [9]
Topics: City and town life, Married people, Jewish men, Artists
California Digital Library
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 4,780
favorite 1
comment 0
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 4,652
favorite 0
comment 1
( 1 reviews )
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Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
Juvenile Historical Collection
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946
texts
eye 4,511
favorite 14
comment 1
At head of title: The only authorized American edition
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sambo (Fictitious character), Children
Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
texts
eye 4,460
favorite 34
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 4,171
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
texts
eye 3,900
favorite 2
comment 0
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Banned Books
by Jack London
texts
eye 3,890
favorite 2
comment 0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=xFIYAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Banned Books
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
texts
eye 3,883
favorite 0
comment 0
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Middle-aged men, Businessmen, Conformity
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=GS8a_qv3e6IC&oe=UTF-8
Project Gutenberg
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,788
favorite 2
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Kim Library of Congress Classification: PR
American Libraries
texts
eye 3,750
favorite 1
comment 0
cat
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
texts
eye 3,721
favorite 1
comment 0
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California Digital Library
texts
eye 3,597
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aristophanes; Zévort, Charles Marie, 1816-1887
texts
eye 3,596
favorite 2
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Mitchill, Theodore Clarence, 1866-
texts
eye 3,519
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
texts
eye 3,480
favorite 0
comment 0
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Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
texts
eye 3,415
favorite 11
comment 0
"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 3,414
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,243
favorite 0
comment 0
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Internet Archive Books
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 3,157
favorite 3
comment 0
This adaption of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been made to present the original story in a way that can be more easily understood by the modern reader. A few episodes have been abridged or omitted. In addition, some of the language has been brought up to date
Topics: Readers for new literates, Readers for new literates
New York Public Library
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
texts
eye 3,130
favorite 4
comment 0
Topic: Fairy tales
Banned Books
by Clemens,Samuel L.
texts
eye 3,048
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 3,012
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: City and town life -- Minnesota Fiction, Married women -- Minnesota Fiction
Duke University Libraries
by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
texts
eye 2,934
favorite 3
comment 0
v. 1. The fellowship of the ring.--v. 2. The two towers.--v. 3. The return of the king
Internet Archive Books
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 2,791
favorite 3
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351-352])
Topics: Political corruption, Capitalism
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
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eye 2,743
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 2,636
favorite 0
comment 1
26 35
( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
texts
eye 2,623
favorite 3
comment 0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
texts
eye 2,622
favorite 1
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 2,590
favorite 0
comment 0
"Third impression"
California Digital Library
by Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
texts
eye 2,576
favorite 3
comment 0
California Digital Library
texts
eye 2,530
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Freedom of the press
California Digital Library
texts
eye 2,523
favorite 1
comment 0